Super entry of calves and weanling at Kilrea

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A super entry of 180 calves and 40 weanlings on Thursday 26th November, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: R Mulholland, Portglenone, BB £375; Ballymena farmer, BB £365, Sim £287, CH £285; W and T Munnis, Kilraughts, AA £355, FKV £292, £280, £222; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £325; J Hyndman, Upperlands, Sim £320, £248, Her £240; Grange Farms, Castlerock, AA £290, BB £205; D Scott, Coleraine, BB £310, £285; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £307; WTA Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £292; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £280; C O’Kane, Maghera, BB £270; RD McWhirter, Glarryford, AA £265; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Lim £250, Her £210; S Tweed, Ballymoney, Her £238; H Hutchinson, Tobermore, CH £234; W Wylie, Dunloy, FKV £210.

Heifer calves: S Tweed, Ballymoney, CH £315; W & T Munnis, Kilraughts, AA £270; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £265, £250; D Scott, Coleraine, BB £265; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £250; Ballymena Farmer, Lim £250; S Chestnutt, Ballymoney, BB £237; W Rea, Crumlin, Her £237; J Fields, Moneymore, Sim £228; J Hyndman, Upperlands, Sim £225, £212; G Fleming, Ballymoney, Lim £212.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £135.

Weanlings/suck calves: 40 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of around 560 on Monday 30th November met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £2.95 per kg and £72.00 per head. Ewes to £85.00 More required.

Lambs: E Steele, Portglenone, 20.5k £60.50 (295); A Blair, Macosquin, 18.5k £54 (292), 22.5k £64 (284); G Calderwood, Rasharkin, 24k £69 (288); J Moody, Articlave, 25k £71.50 (286); B McAfee, Aghadowey, 23.5k £67 (285); L Reid, Coleraine, 24k £68.50 (285); F McClure, Ballymoney, 25k £71 (284); J Simpson, Ballymoney, 23k £65 (283); J Adams, Coleraine, 22.5k £63.40 (282); R McCaughey, Cullybackey, 22k £62 (282); A and O Smyth, Ballymoney, 24.5k £69 (282); RC and JC Watson, Rasharkin, 22.5k £63.20 (281); C Gibson, Eglinton, 22k £61.50 (280); C Hegarty, Ballymoney, 22.5k £63 (280); J Henry, Coleraine, 25k £70 (280); W Houston, Glarryford, 24.5k £68.50 (280); J Lamont, Portglenone, 24.5k £68.70 (280); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 25k £70 (280).

Fat ewes: 60 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £72.

Ewes to £85.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9.00am.

A good entry of 35 dairy stock on Tuesday 1st December met a good steady trade to a top of £1650.

Grange Farms, Castlerock, batch of calved heifers to £1650, £1480, £1470, £1380, £1360, £1300; SP Taylor, Macosquin, second dalver £1400; S Haffey, Portadown, calved heifers to £1290, £1200; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, calved heifer £1130; WL Campbell, Coleraine, calved geifer £1100; S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1100.

A Good entry of 170 stock on Wednesday 2nd December at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1050, heifers to £970.

Fat cows: (50 on offer, flying trade - more required): W and I Whiteside, Limavady, 360k Lim £560 (156); J and J Armstrong, Kilrea, 580k Hol £750 (129); H Conn, Castlerock, 750k Lim £900 (120); E Speer, Castledawson, 690k BB Bull £820 (119); M Kelly, Ballycastle, 630k Lim £740 (118), 510k £585 (115); N Campbell, Kilrea, 650k Fri £745 (115); S Mullan, Garvagh, 600k Lim £680 (113); W Rea, Ballymoney, 670k Lim £740 (110); W McCaughern, Finvoy, 580k Lim £630 (109).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: Cushendall farmer, 250k CH £550 (220), 230k Lim £470 (204); W McCaughern, Finvoy, 230k Lim £500 (217), 260k £548 (211), 230k £465 (202); G Henderson, Bushmills, 370k CH £790 (214); S Patterson, Limavady, 445k Sim £927 (208), 490k Lim £915 (187); Bushmills farmer, 310k Lim £640 (207); J McGarry, Dunloy, 460k CH £950 (207), 450k £915 (203), 480k £925 (193); J McGrath, Dunloy, 440k Lim £885 (201), 490k Sim £960 (196); P Ferris, Upperlands, 490k DAQ £940 (192); R Blair, Limavady, 390k Lim £725 (186).

Steers: W McCaughern, Finvoy, 270k Lim £640 (237), 280k £562 (201); T Martin, Limavady, 310k DAQ £680 (219), 320k £695 (217), 300k CH £645 (215); E Wells, Garvagh, 265k AA £580 £219), 265k Lim £580 (219); R Allen, Randalstown, 380k CH £830 (218); 470k BB £970 (206), 465k CH £910 (196), 430k £838 (195), 370k £722 (195), 470k £910 (194), 430k £830 (193), 420k £802 (191); J McGrath, Dunloy, 410k Lim £842 (205); W Rea, Ballymoney, 470k CH £930 (198), 480k £918 (191), 490k £907 (185); Swatragh Farmer, 540k CH £1048 (194), 530k Lim £975 (184).

Friesian steers a flying trade with more required for strong demand.